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Posted: 09 June 2012 09:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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Angel1359 - 09 June 2012 04:13 PM

I did wonder if the eyes could have been a different colour which would explain the appearance, had I been able to have a closer look at the image as we were able too on the OLD FORUM I would have seen this for myself…....(not having a go at you vwrangler, just a little fed up of how long this is taking to correct the DAZ website)


Well ... it’s sort of a tradeoff this time. On the old forum, I could have posted it at 1024px wide and let the forum resize it, true, but I’d have had to convert it to JPG and reduce it to less than 600K, so you might not have been able to tell there, either. With this image, I was able to post the rendered PNG almost as it came out of Studio/3Delight, with minimal resizing—the size of the original was 837px on the top side, so it wasn’t a huge change, and I could keep the format, which meant the image was clearer.

 

 

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Posted: 10 June 2012 05:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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SnowSultan - 06 June 2012 11:31 AM

Very nice render KerWar! The Mil Cat always looks good as an Abyssinian.  smile

I really wish this thread would get bumped like all the others are now though!

Thank you!. grin
I do too, but I’m not very hopeful it will, being that it’s going on 4 weeks and this place is still wonky.

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Posted: 11 June 2012 06:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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Love that render, KerWar! Did you use the Totally Bazaar shaders?


Re: bumping…I don’t think there’s any thread bumping going on (as far as I can tell). New threads just go to the beginning of the list now, instead of the end (as they did when the new forums first opened).


Re: viewing images in the old thread…just take the broken URL and put it after http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/ (so, for example, the correct URL for holly wetcircuit’s image on page one of the old thread is this: http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/postimages/origimage_1_2506074.png). Somewhere in the forum there’s a link to a script or plugin that will automate this, but I haven’t used it and don’t recall where I saw it. Edit: here it is! http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/743/


ZamuelNow: do you want to add Chablis to the list in the original post? http://www.daz3d.com/shop/chablis-for-genesis-v4/ And maybe Men of Character I and II?


SnowSultan: Very generous of you to offer your beautiful character as a freebie! You’re making me wish I wasn’t a Genesis-only person…

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Posted: 11 June 2012 02:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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Here is My Warrior Queen….

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Posted: 13 June 2012 11:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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Here’s my latest…trying out a few new things. Benjamin for M5 with some of the Manly Men dialed in, plus some M5 Heroic and a few other tweaks.


Title: The Prince of Azania

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Posted: 14 June 2012 04:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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Scott-Livingston - 13 June 2012 11:09 PM

Here’s my latest…trying out a few new things. Benjamin for M5 with some of the Manly Men dialed in, plus some M5 Heroic and a few other tweaks.


Title: The Prince of Azania

WOW!! WOW!! WOW!!! Love the character and outfit etc…..

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Posted: 14 June 2012 07:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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Thanks! smile The outfit is a bit of kit-bashing:


Bracers from DragonLord
Pants from Genesis Ranger (the belt is part of the pants)
Collar from Pharaohs of the Sun (I used gold shaders from the Supersuit and from MachPack on the two surfaces of the collar…in hindsight this probably wasn’t necessary…I probably could have gotten a similar look by tweaking the default material settings of this item)


I can share the character’s dial formula if anyone is interested…if you have the M5 Pro Bundle you should be able to duplicate it.

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Posted: 14 June 2012 08:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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Scott-Livingston - 14 June 2012 07:09 AM

Thanks! smile The outfit is a bit of kit-bashing:


Bracers from DragonLord
Pants from Genesis Ranger (the belt is part of the pants)
Collar from Pharaohs of the Sun (I used gold shaders from the Supersuit and from MachPack on the two surfaces of the collar…in hindsight this probably wasn’t necessary…I probably could have gotten a similar look by tweaking the default material settings of this item)


I can share the character’s dial formula if anyone is interested…if you have the M5 Pro Bundle you should be able to duplicate it.

confused confused I knew I should have downloaded the Bracers when they were free!! I’m still using M4 & V4 until I get the extra monies to get the extra Genesis bits and pieces. OK educate me a little here, to make a character like your Prince do I need to purchase: Michael 5, Benjamin and Manly Men 5??

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Posted: 14 June 2012 08:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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The bracers came from this product: http://www.daz3d.com/shop/dragonlord-for-genesis/ * which I got as part of the M5 Pro Bundle—which I’d highly recommend if/when you start getting Genesis stuff. Or you might as well go all out and get the Pro Suite if you can afford it—it has the Ethnicity shapes and the essential Genesis Starter Bundle in it. The Benjamin character and the Manly Men for M5 product are part of the Pro Bundle (and Pro Suite) too.


I actually almost used the formerly free Genesis Bracers, but in the end went with the other ones. smile


*Something is weird with the in-store images for this product…

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Posted: 14 June 2012 04:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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Scott-Livingston - 14 June 2012 08:46 AM

The bracers came from this product: http://www.daz3d.com/shop/dragonlord-for-genesis/ * which I got as part of the M5 Pro Bundle—which I’d highly recommend if/when you start getting Genesis stuff. Or you might as well go all out and get the Pro Suite if you can afford it—it has the Ethnicity shapes and the essential Genesis Starter Bundle in it. The Benjamin character and the Manly Men for M5 product are part of the Pro Bundle (and Pro Suite) too.


I actually almost used the formerly free Genesis Bracers, but in the end went with the other ones. smile


*Something is weird with the in-store images for this product…


OK Scott-Livingston what if I got these sale items: Genesis Evolution: Muscularity, Genesis Evolution: Morph Bundle and the Ethnicity for Genesis Bundle. Would I still need an M5 and V5 figure? or would I be able to make my own characters with the items mentioned?

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Posted: 14 June 2012 04:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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OK, this is only my second render. I have no idea what I’m doing. I have the M5 pro suite (the one that includes the ethnicity), just got V5 basic. This render is V5 with the african parameters fiddled with and the benjamin morph.

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Posted: 14 June 2012 05:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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anikad - 14 June 2012 04:57 PM

OK, this is only my second render. I have no idea what I’m doing. I have the M5 pro suite (the one that includes the ethnicity), just got V5 basic. This render is V5 with the african parameters fiddled with and the benjamin morph.

Not Bad anikad, now you just need to move the left hand out abit so you can see all the fingers and thumb..smile

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Posted: 14 June 2012 05:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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Well, it takes constant fiddling and adjustments to learn how to get things the way you like.  I know I certainly take parameters and beat them like they tried to take my lunch money.  With the picture in question, adjusting the arms may be a simple way to eliminate the fingers clipping the waist as opposed to adjusting every finger.  Adding a simple ground prop or panning the camera up from the feet would probably help as well.

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Posted: 14 June 2012 05:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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ZamuelNow - 14 June 2012 05:09 PM

Well, it takes constant fiddling and adjustments to learn how to get things the way you like.  I know I certainly take parameters and beat them like they tried to take my lunch money.  With the picture in question, adjusting the arms may be a simple way to eliminate the fingers clipping the waist as opposed to adjusting every finger.  Adding a simple ground prop or panning the camera up from the feet would probably help as well.


LOLLOL  ‘and beat them like they tried to take my lunch money’ LOLLOL OH! I like that phase…....I can’t tell you the amount of time I have spent on just trying to get a hand looking just right….

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Posted: 14 June 2012 05:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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Scott-Livingston - 14 June 2012 08:46 AM

The bracers came from this product: http://www.daz3d.com/shop/dragonlord-for-genesis/ * which I got as part of the M5 Pro Bundle—which I’d highly recommend if/when you start getting Genesis stuff. Or you might as well go all out and get the Pro Suite if you can afford it—it has the Ethnicity shapes and the essential Genesis Starter Bundle in it. The Benjamin character and the Manly Men for M5 product are part of the Pro Bundle (and Pro Suite) too.


I actually almost used the formerly free Genesis Bracers, but in the end went with the other ones. smile


*Something is weird with the in-store images for this product…


OK Scott-Livingston what if I got these sale items: Genesis Evolution: Muscularity, Genesis Evolution: Morph Bundle and the Ethnicity for Genesis Bundle. Would I still need an M5 and V5 figure? or would I be able to make my own characters with the items mentioned?

You can make your own characters with Genesis plus the Evolutions morphs. Of course you’d need a variety of textures, but I guess you have those already (you can use V4 and M4 textures on Genesis). Anything else you add, such as Muscularity or Ethnicity (neither of which I own, actually), or V5 and M5 would expand your ability to create characters. You can do all sorts of things with just the Evolutions morphs, but they are somewhat limited…you might get better results if you add some of those other things too. Keep in mind that in order to use some products (like Benjamin) you’ll need M5 or V5.

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